If a threshold alert exists for the port, an alert indicator (yellow triangle) will
appear by the Threshold Alert field, and the configured name for the last alert
received will appear in the field.
Reason Field Messages
The following messages display in the Reason field of the Port Properties dialog box
if an Invalid Attachment, Segmented E_Port, or Inactive state occurs for the port.
Invalid Attachment Messages:
01 Unknown. Invalid attachment reason cannot be determined.
02 ISL connection not allowed on this port. Port is configured as an F_Port, but
connected to switch.
03 ELP rejected by the attached switch. This switch transmitted an exchange link
protocol (ELP) frame that was rejected by the switch at the other end of the ISL.
04 Incompatible switch at the other end of the ISL. Interop mode for this switch is
set to Open Fabric mode and the switch at the other end of the ISL is a HP switch
configured for homogeneous fabric mode.
05 External loopback adapter connected to the port. A loopback plug is
connected to the port and there is no diagnostic test running.
06 N_Port connection not allowed on this port. The port type configuration does
not match the actual port use. Port is configured as an E_Port, but attaches to a
07 Non-HP switch at other end of the ISL. The cable is connected to a non-HP
switch and interop mode is set to homogeneous fabric mode.
08 ISL connection not allowed on this port. The port type configuration does not
match the actual port use (the port is configured as an F_Port, but attaches to a
switch or director).
10 Port binding violation - unauthorized WWN. The WWN entered to configure
port binding is not valid or a nickname was used that is not configured through the
Product Manager for the attached device.
11 Unresponsive node connected to port. Possible causes are:
— Hardware problem on switch or on a connected node where ELP frames are
not delivered, the response is not received, or a fabric login in (FLOGI)
cannot be received. There may be problems in switch SBAR.
edge switch 2/16 product manager user guide
Monitoring and Managing the Switch